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Jul 2011 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#81)

Final Results

For the 16th month in a row we've gone over 100 logs with 106. Thank you for making our pro-CW voice so loud. If you run into any CW bashers, point out our sprints to them and let them know CW is far from dead and is in fact thriving. Our 100th log came via regular mail from N1PQ. Don't forget you can submit a log via regular mail if that is the only way you have available to do it. It's more work for me, but I'll take the time to type it in the cross-checker. All of the other 105 came via the autologger, and all but a few were in the correct format as prescribed in the rules. That makes things easy for me when I only have a few that I have to convert to our format. - K3WWP

SWA Category - W1 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
WA1BXY  42   41   83   24 1992  x2  3984  160m windom@50'
WV1N    24   23   47   15  705 x1.5 1058  135' dblt@50'
N1IMW   16   15   31   14  434  x2   868  ocf dpl@25'
KQ1P    12   12   24   10  240  x2   480  invV@40'
N1PQ    21   19   40   12  480       480  efhw@40'
K1IEE   12   12   24    9  216  x2   432  g5rv@30'
KB1PBA  14   14   28   11  308       308  67' dblt@28'

SWA Category - W2 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
NW2K    60   57  117   28 3276  x2  6552  80 loop@30'
K2ZC    44   44   88   25 2200  x2  4400  dpl@30'
W2SH    41   40   81   22 1782  x2  3564  180'dpl@35',invL@85+85'
W2JEK   14   14   28    9  252  x2   504  40dpl@20',80ef@20'
N2ESE   18   17   35   12  420       420  dpl+vee@50'
WA2JSG  10   10   20    8  160  x2   320  el vert@12'
K2GLS    9    9   18    7  126  x2   252  80dpl@20',40dpl@30'
KC2VBU   1    1    2    1    2  x2     4  80efhww@50'
WA2CCD   0    0    0    0    0  x2     0  150' rnd wire@20'

SWA Category - W3 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K3WWP   34   33   67   21 1407  x2  2814  attic rnd wire, 20 attic dpl
KB3AAG  28   28   56   15  840       840  80 loop@35', g5rv@40'
KA2KGP  10   10   20    9  180  x2   360  dpl@25'
K3RLL   15   15   30   12  360       360  g5rv jr@35'
KE3HL   10   10   20    8  160  x2   320  dpl@30'
AK3X     5    5   10    5   50  x2   100  40 invV@28'
AI3G     6    6   12    6   72        72  attic whip
KG1W     2    2    4    2    8  x2    16  rnd wire@30'

SWA Category - W4 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K4ORD   39   38   77   23 1771  x2  3542  40 dpl@40'
WB4MNK  31   30   61   18 1098      1098  gnd mtd vert
WB4UHC  19   19   38   13  494 x2    988  80 invV@30'
AI4SV   16   16   32   14  448  x2   896  40m vert
KI4GLH  26   26   52   16  832       832  g5rv@45'
AE4RV   18   18   36   14  504 x1.5  756  invL@25', invV@20'
K4UK    13   13   26   12  312  x2   624  160 invV@??'
K4NP    12   12   24    9  216  x2   432  24' flagpole vert
KA8VZB  11   11   22    9  198  x2   396  rnd wire@20'
N2WG    13   12   25   10  250 x1.5  375  gnd mtd vert
NY4G    16   16   32   10  320       320  g5rv@50'
W4DUK    7    7   14    7   98  x2   196  efz@20'
K7HAP    7    7   14    7   98  x2   196  windom@20'
W4NA     8    7   15    6   90  x2   180  dpl@??'
K4JC     7    6   13    6   78  x2   156  gnd mtd vert
KD4UKW   7    7   14    5   70  x2   140  45' vert
K4AHO   11   10   21    6  126       126  trp dpl@30'
KQ4VY    6    6   12    5   60  x2   120  full wv loop@60'
N4EWT    6    6   12    5   60  x2   120  invL@35'+105'
W4JVY    6    5   11    5   55  x2   110  wire@40'
KU4A     7    7   14    6   84        84  slp dpl@40'
K4KRW    4    4    8    4   32  x2    64  efhw@??'
K4JPN    4    4    8    3   24  x2    48  80 cfz@32'
NZ1D     2    2    4    2    8  x2    16  g5rv jr@20'
AJ4MJ    4    3    7    2   14        14  g5rv@35'

SWA Category - W5 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
W5YDM   36   34   70   22 1540  x2  3080  fan dpls@20'
W5IQS   27   25   52   17  884  x2  1768  fan dpl@30'
WF5W    18   16   34   13  374  x2   748  rotary dpl@55'
N5NK    15   14   29   10  290  x2   580  20 slp dpl@??',40 invV@??'
KE9DR   10   10   20    9  180  x2   360  420' rnd loop@50'
KE5YUM   7    7   14    6   84  x2   168  invV@30'
N5KIP    8    8   16    7  112       112  vert
K5UNY    6    6   12    4   48  x2    96  efw@31'
AC5T     6    6   12    6   72        72  dpl@30',vert
WB5UAA   4    3    7    3   21  x2    42  300'dpl@30'
*WB5BKL 22   20   42   16  672       672  20 dlta loop@??',40 edz@??'
*W5EHM   4    3    7    4   28  x2    56  vert@8'

SWA Category - W6 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K6CSL    7    7   14    7   98  x2   196  several indoor & outdoor
KA6AIL   9    7   16    5   80  x2   160  20 dlp@??',40 loop@??'
N6JLJ    2    2    4    1    4  x2     8  hor loop@20'
K6MGO    0    0    0    0    0         0  64' dblt in garage

SWA Category - W7 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
NU7T    12   11   23    7  161  x2   322  r6000
N7YY    10   10   20    8  160       160  dpl@30'
KF7EST   1    1    2    1    2  x2     4  g5rv jr@18'

SWA Category - W8 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
N8XMS   30   30   60   19 1140  x2  2280  trap vert
KD8HES  24   24   48   14  672  x2  1344  dpl@30'
W3NP    14   14   28   11  308  x2   616  130'cfz@45'
KB8FE   13   13   26   11  286  x2   572  dpl@20'
W8DW    12   11   23    9  207  x2   414  vert, windom@??'
WB8LZG   7    7   14    7   98  x2   196  dpl@30',vert
WB8ENE   6    6   12    6   72  x2   144  135' dblt@15'

SWA Category - W9 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
AA9L    40   40   80   22 1760  x2  3520  trp dpl@50'
K9KHJ   21   21   42   17  714  x2  1428  efhws@20-50'
K9JWI   35   34   69   19 1311      1311  vert
W9CC    19   19   38   14  532  x2  1064  80 loop@15'
W9HLY   12   12   24   10  240  x2   480  dpl@30'
KB9ILT  16   16   32   11  352       352  attic dpl
KC9UHZ   6    6   12    5   60  x2   120  dpl@20'
W9UX     7    7   14    7   98        98  dpl@25'
KC9TNH   5    5   10    4   40  x2    80  ocf dpl@18'
K9EYT    6    6   12    6   72        72  g5rv/invV@25'
KC9MTP   5    5   10    4   40        40  dpl@32'

SWA Category - W0 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K9OSC   35   35   70   21 1470  x2  2940  zepp@30'
N0TA    26   25   51   16  816  x2  1632  dblt@??', gnd mtd vert
KI0I    24   22   46   16  736  x2  1472  80 dlta loop@25'
KD0V    14   14   28   13  364  x2   728  dbl zepp@50'
K0HJC   14   14   28   12  336  x2   672  cfz@35'
N8LA    12   12   24   10  240  x2   480  dpl@35'
NO2D    16   16   32   12  384       384  whip,dblt@24',loop@24'
KA8HDE  10   10   20    8  160  x2   320  g5rv jr@25'
WB0QQT   8    8   16    7  112       112  trp vert
N3PDT    5    5   10    5   50  x2   100  gnd mtd vert
K2HT     5    5   10    4   40  x2    80  40 dlta loop@25'
WD0K     4    3    7    3   21  x2    42  mobile whip
K0MC     2    2    4    2    8  x2    16  80 invV@35'

SWA Category - Canada Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
VE2ZAZ  33   33   66   18 1188  x2  2376  40 half-slp@30'
VE3FUJ  14   14   28   12  336  x2   672  g5rv@35'
VE7KBN   1    1    2    1    2  x2     4  vert@10'

SWA Category - DX Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna

Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K4BAI   45   43   88   23 2024  x2  4048  th6dxx@55',dpl@50'
NQ2W    26   25   51   13  663       663  mini beam@25',invV@40'
KI0J    13   12   25    7  175       175  ta33@30'
W7GAH    2    2    4    1    4  x2     8  2el yagi@50', invV@48'

* non-member not eligible for certificate or prize.

1st SWA W1: WA1BXY
1st SWA W2: NW2K
1st SWA W3: K3WWP
1st SWA W4: K4ORD
1st SWA W5: W5YDM
1st SWA W6: K6CSL
1st SWA W7: NU7T
1st SWA W8: N8XMS
1st SWA W9: AA9L
1st SWA W0: K9OSC
1st SWA Canada: VE2ZAZ
1st SWA DX: n/a
1st Gain: K4BAI
First time entrant high scorer: KD8HES
Prize drawing winner: KA8VZB

The following appeared 5 or more times in submitted logs, but
did not submit a log themselves for whatever reason:
KB4QQJ - 27
K8AG - 8
W7IEX - 7
WA4AN - 6
N9GGE - 6
N1GKE - 6
KN8KAZ - 6
KA1UUM - 5
K2JT - 5
WB0T - 5

We hope these folks will continue to participate AND
submit their logs in the future. Remember your listing in the
results shows the ham radio world you are a Morse Code supporter.

Logs submitted: 106
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 158 
Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1565
States represented: 40 + BC ON QC + Cuba

GOLDEN LOGS - 36 of 106 (perfectly formatted, all info accurate):
If you're not listed as a GOLDEN LOG or your posted score is different from what you computed and wish to know why, we'll tell you if you ask before 2400Z the second Sunday after the sprint. There will no longer be any automatic notification of score changes or "not in log" QSO's due to the greatly increased participation in our sprints. Email pix_email_naqcc (1K) with the subject "NAQCC Sprint Question".

K3WWP - I guess about an average sprint except my QSO/Mult ratio was a little higher tonight with 21 mults in just 34 QSO's. Started off slow the first hour, had a whiz-bang run of stations in the 0130Z half hour, then a slow final half hour to end things. It was nice working a lot of new members tonight. Perhaps the most I've worked in a sprint for a while now. It was very noisy on the bands tonight. Too noisy to even hear anyone on 80 meters, although I did try for a while there with nary a QSO. 20 had some very strong signals, but not many of them here. Funny I had a nice 2X QRP rag chew with a station in France on 20 a few days ago, but it seems I never can do all that well in our sprints on that band for whatever reason.

W9UX - Conditions very bad tonight. This is first time sending in a log. A fun Sprint.

KC9MTP - Wow! No one on 20 I could hear, 40 seemed not so packed this time, and 80 I heard only KB3AAG, but had already worked. Only had an hour to play, but was so worth it. Once again I can always count on K3WWP to show up in my log.

K2HT - Thanks for the QSO's, Enjoyed working NW2K on 2 bands. N0TA had a 599 signal into Missouri guess he could not hear my 4 watts. Nice to enjoy sprint from home qth instead of trying to operate from a hotel room and indoor antenna. C U next month 72/73 Dick

KD4UKW - I missed the first 2/3 of the sprint due to household commitments. Had a great time running S&P for 40 minutes on 40m. 20 and 80 sounded dead to me, but there were lots of stations on 40m. Tried to snag VE2ZAZ at the end, but the clock ran out! I always have a good time in these sprints regardless of my results.

K9OSC - Great fun despite horrible QRN and noise. Thanks to those who were so patient to work me when I had trouble hearing them.

KB8FE - I had a very raspy noise here until 0159 UTC as if someone 'quit work' at 10:00 PM local time and shut off a tool of some sort ... maybe it was a local noise. It made copy very hard but I kept working stations!! We are entering a hot spell here in northern Ohio so will probably stay indoors and work some of you fellows on the bands in the next few days. Always nice to hear the active QRP stations from so many states during our contests.

KA8HDE - Fun, but 40m was NOISY! Thx to K6CSL for really digging my signal out. See you next month - 72 de chuck

KI4GLH - I haven't participated in a couple of years and it was a good sprint with many high numbered members heard. It didn't work too well running, most were search/pounce.

K5UNY - My VERY first Sprint after all these years my NR 193 was put out there. I feel sorry for my first sprint contact, WB4MNK, he probably thought I was a total misfit but excitement got in my way. Not many contacts but it was a Hoot!! I'll be back again with hopefully less nerves!

WB8ENE - Got a late start, but I'm on vacation this week, so I don't have to get up at 5:45. Thanks for the contacts. Does anyone know the whereabouts of my 2010 golden log award? (Only our awards manager Mike KC2EGL. - K3WWP) 73, Art

AI4SV - What happened to 20m? After calling for a while at the start of the sprint, I checked my antenna cables to make sure everything was plugged in correctly. 40m was the money band for me, although noise and fading were steep at the outset and gradually improved. Thanks everyone & see you next month.

K4JC - I haven't participated in the Sprints for a while, but had the chance tonight (albeit a bit late getting started) and made a few nice contacts. Fun!

N2WG - I am a new member and this was my first sprint. I had a lot of fun and got a chance to use my new bug in a contest. If I'm going to work QRP again, I'll need to work on the noise level around here. Registered a 6 to 7 on 40 meters. (Gosh, wish my noise level was only S6 here - K3WWP)

KQ1P - Plenty of action on 40M with some steady QRN here. Amazing number of S9+ QRP signals. Thanks again NAQCC for a fun evening. John

KE9DR - I was hoping 20 would be open agn, very little action there. 80 seems very weak but 40 was not too bad. Once again it was fun. Thanks to all. 73 Bert

N3PDT - Work and wife kept me busy until almost 02:00z. Worked 40m exclusively. Band sounded great here. K1 rig, Navy Flameproof key, and a ground mounted vert. Thanks for a great event.

K3RLL - FT-817 W/NEScaf Filter: Limited time again tonight (phone always rings on Sprint nights) but fun with all the newer members and additional multipliers. Thanks to all for pulling me out of the noise. 72 ... Don

AE4RV - Lots of fun as usual. Heard nothing on 20 and 80. Conditions seemed a little rougher and the A index is a bit high but still managed 17 QSOs. For the third time Dean, NW2K, and I raced at the last minute to complete a QSO. I don't know how we keep finding each other like that. See you all next time, can't wait.

K6CSL - Wow! 20M was great this evening. 40M not so good. Lots of distant lightning crashes. Many stations on, lots of QRM and problems with QSB. Still lots of fun. 73's to all and to all a good night. Bert

K4ORD - 20M was open but not many stations heard,signals on 40M were mostly good, but so was the qrn around s9.Heard lots of activity on 40 which was great. Ran my K3@5w ant was 40M dipole and key was the J-38 I started out with 51 years ago as a novice. Thanks to all 72/73 Riley

KC2VBU - Thx to VE2ZAZ for getting me in the log on my Rockmite!! ALMOST doubled my best sprint ever :) with an almost QSO with you John, but my 425mw just wasn't getting out to you on 3.560 BUT I heard you trying to get me!! (Oh, so that was you. You were too far down in the QRN to pull out. I don't think I copied even a single letter although I knew someone was there - K3WWP) Just too much fun with a $29 rig HIHI.

WA2JSG - Nice sprint, as always. Here IC-703, 5w to a vertical, 12v battery, English Kent Key.

K0MC - Started gud but thunder storms move in. NW2K and W5YDM, you both had great sig into CO. 73

N1IMW - I was a bum last month and didn't send in my log - so I'm sticking it out tonight at 11 pm and finishing this "homework" and submit my best results yet - 16 Q's. Thanks all and I lok forward to pounding more brass with you in August!

KB9ILT - I'm not much of a contester, but I like QRP CW, so I gave the July Sprint a try. Twenty meters was dead and 40 meters was noisy, but I had a great time anyway. Two hours was way too short - I'll be back next month for another try!

W7GAH - Missed June sprint. Tried the KX-1 this time with limited success, still getting a feel for it. I had a short log but having a grand time.

AI3G - Still a fun QRP sprint. See you nexd month. 73 Doug

W5YDM - 20m gave out too early tonight. It's been good for late qso's for some time now, but not tonight. 40m was crowded and most signals werwn'r strong as usual, but some were so weak, I wondered what size tuna can they were running.

NY4G - Second Sprint of the Year - have to admit the band was noisy. 80 was empty and I couldn't tune up 20 for some reason - stayed on 40 for the entire sprint. Opened with John K3WWP. Loads of fun - tnx for all who participated. Did not get any states but that's OK. First sprint with the just finished K2. K2 worked well. I just need better ears. 72/73 Ariel

N5NK - Come on winter! 80m was useless with 20 over S9 QRN here even without thunderstorms. Half the 40m range was being used by the digital boys and the other half by the same 4 or 5 NA'ers. I really expected to do better but I'll be back! This QRP stuff is good for my humility.

KB3AAG - Seemed like sort of a slow one tonite. 20 and 80 not real good but I did get a few on 20. I am all thumbs tonite, sorry fellows,thanks to all for putting up with me. Hope I wont be such a lid next month! Frank

K4BAI - FT1000MP, 5W, TH6DXX, 40M dipole. Started on 20. Band was fair, but little activity heard. 40M had very good activity with some QRN. Best DX was N7YY in MT. Called a few CQs on 80 with no answers and no sprint activity heard there. Thanks for all QSOs and see you all next month. In NAQP CW in August, I will be using the SECC club call, W4AN, single op as guest op at the WW4LL station. Hope to work many of you on several bands then. 73/72, John

NO2D - Started mobile on way home from grandson\'s ball game. Switched to base station. 20 meters good, but not many people on. Switched to 40 meters, where there was more activity. Good sprint, as always. Good to hear so many people on, even if I could not work them all! NO2D, Pete.

K9KHJ - All 40m for me tonight, heard nothing on 20m. Was able to work a number of ops I'd never run across and enjoyed doing so. I'll never get tired of working Bob, K9OSC, the excellent builder of 'our' K1. First time with the GenLog and it made things much, much easier. Worth a download and a spin on the next sprint.

K2ZC - I used my Flex 1500 running 5 watts into a dipole at 30 feet. I didn't realize I had my filter set for 100 hz. I hope I didn't miss anyone because of it. It was a lot of fun. I started out on 20, but switched to 40 real quick and stayed there to the end. Thanks everyone for the qso's. 73/72 Dave

KE3HL - Had a ball! First NAQCC Sprint. Used a SW40+ with 2W. What a great way to get back into code!

W5IQS - Good Sprint. 20 got pretty soft about 0130 and both 40 and 80 were not good at my QTH. See all of you next month.

K4KRW - Operated from the widow's walk of a beach house (Sunset Beach, NC) with my 40m OHR-100A. Improvised an end fed half wave antenna sloping from the walk to the ground. Had to take a break when it rained. (Rain??? - K3WWP in drought-striken west PA) Otherwise, great fun (as always)! 73

W3NP - After getting home from church and a stop at Lowe's, I had a little less than an hour to operate. There was plenty of activity heard here in WV. I used my Ten Tec Argonaut V at 5 watts to the 45' high CF Zepp and the key was the Telefunken WW2 German straight key. Maybe next month I can get on for the full 2 hours.

N8LA - My psychotherapist recently informed me that my emotional age had finally reached double digits, although I am not yet at the stage of emotional adolescence. Then tonight I worked KD8HES whose QRZ site rocords his birth year as 1994, more than a half century after mine. Wow! Perhaps, if I work really hard at it, I can match my emotional age with his chronological age before I become a silent key! Sprintotherapy!!??

WB4MNK - Man 40 was hot but noisy. Sure enjoyed the sprint and thanks to all I had contact with. See KC9TNH - 1st sprint as member; great practice & had fun. Whew! what a buggy ride! :)

WB8LZG - Hello agn radiomen. Well this sprint surely was challenging. NOISE ! lots of noise. I started out on 20m at opening bell es nabbed W5IQS right away with a great signal. thaought it was the strt of something gud on 20. I could not raise another stn on 20m. Frustrated i went to 40m es found it a bit more fruitful, but QSB was MEAN to a few stations. I would here some FB one minuite , and gone the next. I did bag a few qsos there with some new members. Welcome guys ! ( es gals) Went to 80m to take a peek es found the W9CC calling CQ. He had FB sig. es i figured 80m might go ok. called cq 2 kcs just above W9CC for 10mins wid no takers. went back to 40m fer a listen es heard W2SH there plain as day, but he could'nt hear me. Bands were iffy to say the least. I did nt hear much action from 3-land es 5-land , usually they are everywhere. See u all in the next sprint ! PS just to get u in the mood, i have a follow up article abt the BRUCE ARRAY coming in a future newsletter. Had a 5 element 20m job, es a 4elment 40m curtain that "lit up the either" over Lake Lansing,Mi. this Field Day. Stay Tuned, 73 Gregg

KD0V - Band conditions were not very good at this location. Could not get started until 0150Z and had one QSO on 20m, went to 40m it was good for about 40 minutes and then it died. Went back to 20m and made 5 more QSOs before 20m died. At least there were no thunder stormer in the local area this month.

N8XMS - My ears are still ringing from all of the band noise! It was great to work so many of our newer members. I worked 4 with membership numbers >5500. Welcome to the NAQCC! 73, Paul

KA2KGP - 80M. was unuseable due to QRN levels, only 1 QSO on 20M. this sprint. 40M. was noisey here in NW PA. Rig: TS430s at 5w. into dipole up 25' w/ straight key. 73 to all sprinters.

KE5YUM - Great sprint as always. Nothing like having a contact rich environment. Most of my seven QSOs were "regional," but I appreciated working NW2K all the way to New York. Thanks to everyone for the contacts. See you next month. Terry

KD8HES - New member in first ever contest. I had a great time with my SW-40. Other contesters were very courteous. A lot of fun to hear so many other QRPers out there. 73 Zeke

K2GLS - I was hoping 20m would have been better with solar flux at 100 and long daylight. No such luck, 20m activity was only a few very weak sigs with QSB so no contacts. 40m had all the activity, but few contacts outside of the east cost. Still a fun sprint using my K2 with a J38 key and simple dipole.

VE7KBN - Bad QRM and QRN on 20 here tonight.

WB5UAA - My 4th sprint QSO was with KF4TJE, running 5W out of Tennessee. Had a nice chat with him and asked him if he new there was an NAQCC sprint going on. He said no. So, maybe he'll look into it and join our ranks. Stan! If you're reading this, tnx for the nice QSO. Now go get your NAQCC # and join us in the next sprint! Guy

VE2ZAZ - Good band conditions, impressive signals from all over NA, no lightning crash. Busy first hour. Thanks to all for the QSOs. Will be on next month. 72. Bert.

N2ESE - Lots of QRN here,80 and 20 very poor!Still had a BLAST! TNX 73-Gary

W2JEK - only on for the last hour but 40 was great. heard nothing on 20. only one qso on 80 which was difficult due to qrn. usde my yaesu ft-840 at 5w with wire antennas. was pleased to work k3wwp and three newcomers with 5000+ numbers. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135

WF5W - Fun time. Lots of noiseys but thats the way its supposed to be.

K6MGO - This is first time I got completely skunked. With S7 noise level, didn't hear one "CQNA" nor hear a reply to my many "CQNA" (s) on any band. Lets hope next month is better.

K4JPN - Conditions were terrible here in my part of GA. Only heard and worked one station on 20M, tried 80M but QRN was heavy and 40M worked a few. 73, Steve

K9JWI - Good activity. All but one QSO on 40.


W4NA - my first sprint lot of noise on 40 using my sw40 .. had fun but hopefully nxt time operate longer 73

AA9L - 40 was the band. Had good luck calling CQ until I got QRMed off. Then it was search and pounce. One of the best sprints yet.

KU4A - Tough participation point this month. Was 90 degrees in the shack. Decent condx on 40m but signals were down from other Sprints this year.

WB0QQT - Another fun sprint to say the least ! I enjoy these along with the Challenges. Thanks to all involved.

WV1N - I just got a new old key (vibroplex original deluxe) so my fist was a little rusty. I hope I didn't bug everyone too much :-) I worked several new members that weren't in my database. (Don't forget to always get the latest GenLog file the day of the sprint - K3WWP) I guess that means that the club is growing and healthy. It's great to see that CW, as an art form, is maintaining it's rightful place in ham radio.

NW2K - Great fun! Special thanks to AE4RV for our mad dash to the exits. 20M was good, but not alot of activity and 10 out of the 13 QSOs were CO or TX. 40M was noisy but signals were strong here. Thanks and see you next time! 5W, matchbox, 80M loop at 30 feet.

KC9UHZ - Wow! Quite a few pile ups. Great Fun!

W2SH - After looking at the wonderfully detailed NAQCC website, I am surprised that this most recently submitted log represents my 60th participation in NAQCC's delightful sprints. On 20m nobody answered my CQs, but I refused to leave the band until after I had logged one QSO. That done, I moved to 40m where the ambient noise level seemed higher than usual. The skip was definitely on the short side with contacts mainly within a 350-mile radius. Nevertheless, towards the end I did manage a couple of >1,500-mile contacts. A couple of peeks at 80m did not turn up any NAQCC activity.

NQ2W - Ten-Tec Jupiter at 5W to a 2-element mini-beam at 25 ft and a 40m inverted vee at 40 ft. Started out on 20 and worked 6 stations in TX, 3 in CO, and 1 each in AR and MO - heard IA but he didn't hear me. The first 45 minutes all I heard was TX and CO - first time that has happened. 40 was noisy but signals were pretty strong - WF5W in TX -tnx for answering my CQ - was the DX for that band. Aa always, had a great time. As always, amazed by what QRP can do. As always, you never know what the ionization is going to throw at you - what a great hobby we share. Thanks to everyone for being there and thanks to the organizers. Hope to see you all next month. Please listen for me in the BB Sprint and the NAQP. 72, Will

AK3X - Did not think I would make this one at all, but managed to sneak in a few at the end. 40 meters seemed good. DSW-40 at 3 watts to a somewhat lower inverted vee (my crappie pole broke at the tip!). WA1BXY in Little Compton, RI was the loudest signal I heard. Brought back 50 year old memories of spending summers at the "Hummocks" and sailing on Tiverton Basin. 72 til next sprint. P.S. Had to fudge the times of my second and third QSO's in my log cuz I forgot to write them down.

KI0I - Thanks to Dick,K2HT,who reminded me of the sprint earlier in the day! Maybe some head scratchin` over who is KI0I, I got the call Tues. and didn`t have time to update it everywhere...sri abt that. Had a gud time even tho the bands were a little noisey..Wrked CA to RI but not all points between hihi 73 Mark (NOTE: Mark is ex-W0MSM and NE0S - K3WWP)

WD0K - We arranged our vacation before we knew the heat wave was coming-operating portable from the North Shore of Lake Superior, lovingly called the Norwegian Riviera! Temps in the 70's all week! Only brought the MFJ 20 meter rig and the moble antenna.

AJ4MJ - Testing out new rig - 1.5W Small Wonder SW20+. Tnx for contacts!

KG1W - Greetings fellow NAQCCers ! I had only a few minutes this sprint, but I thought I better make use of them, in case my log was needed to get up to 100 logs. Well, it looks like I better submit the 2 QSO log. My QTH is now Landover, MD, 10.2 miles due east of the White House. So now most of my QSOs will be intercepted, hihi.

VE3FUJ - It was a hot night and my shack being in the Garage has no "AIR", I stood it for just over an hr then I had to quit. The going was good, still, I had to ask for some RPT's I had some annoying crackle. I don't think I missed anyone, or though there were some pile ups. There may have been some one calling me, I heard a "V" just as I pulled the "Plug" sorry if that was so. Again it were a fun night except for the overly warm Condx's. See you all again. Brion

K1IEE - Started on 40 and stayed there for the entire sprint. Signals seemed to be in the noise one minute or 599 another. Had QRN and QSB most of the night. Tuned S&P with the HW-9 @ 4W and the G5RV. Had a good time as always. Thanks to all 73 Dick

K0HJC - Poor conditions here, but wanted to hit my average before giving in. 20 was quiet, but mostly one-way propagation. 40 was noisy, but had workable signals until 0150. Tried 20, worked KD0V at 7 miles away, tried 80, worked N8LA, back to 40, worked K9JWI. Back to 20, heard NU7T, called but not sure he got me before the band dropped out. I think the heat had something to do with absorbtion and one-way skip. All the bands seemed to behave the same! I certainly envied WD0K at Castle Danger up on the Norwegian Riviera, even though the propagation was the same. Good to hear so many small, medium and large numbers all enjoying the sprint! Thanks, Guys!

WB5BKL - 20m worked for me - 40, not so much. My thanks to all. Had fun. (Hope you'll become a member before the next sprint - K3WWP)

K4AHO - 20 Meters was weak but usable... 40 meters was wiped out by strong pulse like skywave QRM from an intruder, not local or ground wave. Wonder if anyone else hear it... (nothing that wiped out the whole band - K3WWP)

N4EWT - My first sprint in a looooong time - I had 15 minutes to play before leaving for a trip and gave it a go! Thanks and I will be back! Newt

See General Sprint Rules for rules common to every NAQCC sprint.

RULES specific to this month's sprint:

Date and time:
Thursday, July 21, 0030-0230Z

Entry Deadline:
All entries must be RECEIVED before 2400Z on the Sunday following the sprint. So submit as soon as possible, especially regular mail entries.

Preferred method of submitting your log and report is our on-line autologger.